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I set my boat up with push pull steering and im running a 40hp Kohler with a 56in IVO prop and it hard to steer?
How do I get it to steer easier??????
 

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Trust me, had it one night after i bought the boat and cut it all out......
 

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This! Fan Steering.JPG
 

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Nope not at all that is the cable to the steering stick so my hand stays on stick with throttle n I always know where fan is by stick position n just run actuator with my thumb.
 

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I had the same problem and mark talked me into an actuator. Its the best money I ever spent. I unhooked my steering though. Thanks again mark.
 

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How long did it take you to remember to let the actuator just work without "helping"?
 

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Not very long but sometimes on those long nights when your really tired and not paying attention you will try to "force" the fan to turn without pushing the actuator button and as you know that just don't work!
 

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I actually got my Werner Linear Actuator off E-bay but they are available at several sources. For the 60t idler sprocket I am running 6in travel is all you can really use, if you have a larger diameter sprocket you could use more travel. They come in even lengths typically. My actuator has a clutch in it so it will overload and slip on the clutch when you reach the limits of travel or if the fan is stuck on something(tree, limb, body) so it will not burn up the unit. Mine has about a 400# load limit and about 250# at working load and turns my fan just as easy at full throttle as it does at idle.
 

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Yep that's the one I use! Mine is the K2 VL G10-12V-BR-06
 

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We have 3 boats in my area running these,no problems. I use a 12" and rack and pinion style gearing. It will turn 540 degrees and is plenty fast.
 

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I use a Werner linear actuator too it works great I just got a actuator for my throttle too it works great I can drive my fan with a joystick now
 

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Same settup with a 40 hp Kohler and a 56" fan. Run the same actuator (only 500# unit). Works great, even in strong wind. Fan stays where you put it until you move it with the switch.
 

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I use a Werner linear actuator too it works great I just got a actuator for my throttle too it works great I can drive my fan with a joystick now
Not to get off topic but I was thinking about this the other day. Do you have pics and specs?
 

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